Ages 7-12: Immerse yourself in African culture through music, dancing and inspired crafts! We will build our own drums, hats and masks to make the songs and dance we perform more colorful. We will learn about African culture through storytelling, watching a short movie and creating in many art forms!
Scholarships are available! Visit steamboatcreates.org/yaa or call 970-879-9008 to inquire.
Teacher: Robin Getter has taught African and Afro-Jazz Dance for over 20 years, through her school Robin Getter School of Rhythms and Dance in operation since 1993. Her studies include three trips to West Africa, two summers at the Katherine Dunham Technique Seminar, Alvin Ailey American School of Dance, NYC, Perry Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, plus numerous workshops, classes and camps all over the US including. She specializes in traditional dance and choreography from Guinea, West Africa studying most closely with Abdoulaye Camara since 1999, Fara Tolno since 2001, and Moustapha Bangoura since 2009.
She taught at Colorado Mt. College in Steamboat Springs, Co. from 1993-2006 (until she moved) and during that time founded the Steamboat African Dance & Drum Ensemble which performed with the Steamboat Dance Theatre every year and at Art in The Park. Also, in partnership with Steamboat Creates, she produced a collection of summer kids “ARTS IMMERSIONS” culminating in large scale performances at the Strings in The Mountains Stage and other venues. Robin is delighted to be coming back to share again with the community.